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Founders' Hall

6 Prince Street | Charlottetown, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4P5, Canada
902-368-1864
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Owner description: Visitors to this heritage attraction are transported back to 1864 to relive Canada's history through state-of-the-art displays and multimedia... more » Owner description: Visitors to this heritage attraction are transported back to 1864 to relive Canada's history through state-of-the-art displays and multimedia presentations. « less
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English first
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Very close, walking distance from cruise terminal. Well worth a visit to understand a lot of the history of this lovely town and beautiful Prince Edward Island.

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Matthews
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We were told to go to Dave's for a lobster roll, and we did so after church on Sunday. Huge, packed with lobster! Great advice.

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Fairview, Texas
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115 reviews 115 reviews
47 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A nice attempt to spoon feed the masses the history of founding of Canada. I found the audio had problems technically. Also a bit hooky they way they do the presentation, in my opinion. Felt it was dumbed down . Somewhat insulting.

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Mississauga, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Should have done this tour 1st as it gave a lot more back ground to the area & the history of our country. The only frustration it took a while to purchase tickets as the attendants were tied up.

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Port Townsend, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Well done exhibit. It was interesting to go through with the "reporters" to learn about the history of the Confederation. The headset (mine was in English) worked well and you could repeat the audio if needed. I would have liked to have seen more books on Canadian history in the gift shop. Most items were related to Ann of Green... More

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Toronto Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The hall was nice enough, but you really have to go there for a lobster roll. My son and I set out in search of the best and this was it. Tried many to find it! Also, next door there is a chip shack that makes very good fries. Their lobster roll, while inexpensive, just didn't quite cut it, but... More

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Calgary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The small museum was worth a visit - really enjoyed it and found Canada's pre-Confederation history very interesting.

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Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Founders' Hall is a quick walk-through experience where you learn about the founding of Canada and the addition of its provinces and territories. While it's well laid out and pitches at a good level of information, the attraction itself does seem a little cheesy and there's nothing truly historic remaining at the site itself. Kids will like it but I'm... More

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Halifax, Canada
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296 reviews 296 reviews
142 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The information was presented in a fun and interesting way. It's a spoof TV newscast from the 1864 Charlottetown Conference. My issue was more with the technology. There is no reason why I should be hearing static in the headphones in between stations or have to wonder if I'm at the right spot or facing the right direction for the... More

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halifax
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Visited with my girlfriend..her 1 st my second time. Took my Grand-children some yrs ago. Highly recommend

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